Political Notebook

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Rubio visits

Richard Mourdock’s victory over Sen. Richard Lugar in the Republican primary has thrust the state treasurer into the national spotlight.

The most recent example is the fact Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who has long been touted as a Vice Presidential pick for Mitt Romeny, will campaign with Mourdock next month.

The two will meet at a “Rubio Rally for Moudock” on June 4 at the Lucas Estate Sports Barn in Carmel.

While the rally offers moderate entry fees of $100 per person and $25 per student, there will also be two earlier high-dollar VIP events to get closer access with the two politicians. The “Rubio Roundtable” costs $2,500 per attendee and includes a photo. The “Rubio Reception” is $1,000 per attendee with photo or $500 without a picture. Both include access to the rally.

After his win, the Mourdock campaign said it would need to raise money to be successful, and it looks like it is wasting no time doing just that.